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RibFest helps bring the lakes back to life
History Live! under way at Runestone Museum
Alexandria man suspected of supplying heroin in Fergus Falls overdose case
Vandals smash sinks at Alexandria park
Level three sex offender moving to Brandon
Legion baseball: Seven late runs lead Glenwood past Osakis
SUPing off the beaten path
A chance to ride
Bursting onto the scene: Alex eighth-grader finishes off impressive trap season with big final shoot
Legion baseball: Alex sweeps at Perham
Mikkelson to host citywide prayer gathering
First Lutheran welcomes new pastor
#ProsperityHabit brings color to art exhibit
The Jolly Zuks bring polka to concert on the lawn
Anthony Miltich and Friends kick off celebration
Kristin Rose Elmer of Duluth and Nathaniel Thomas Vetter of Prior Lake announce their engagement.
Births - June 17, 2016
Engaged - Shimota and Holm
Engaged - Doty and Johnson
Births - June 10, 2016
Alex's John and Drake Herd pull out top prize at Lake Osakis Walleye Tournament
One for the wall
Walgrave's big day
Mickelson's big pike
Reducing some rough fish
Sandra Rae Hinderschied
Inez Trueman (Gandrud)
David Steve Edmunds
Sandra R. Hinderschied
COMMENTARY: What the new SAT really means for teachers and parents
COMMENTARY: Safe at Home can help victims of domestic violence
LETTER: Can constitutional government survive?
COMMENTARY: What it takes to be an effective citizen
LETTER: Let’s be Douglas County nice
Value added producer grants available
How to plant a tree
Producers should file crop certification report
Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County
Gardening tips: Add sparkle to your landscape
Golfers raise $17,000 in support of United Way
First Security Bank awards student scholarships
Better Business Bureau hopes to mute speaker scam
Servpro opens doors to local area
K-LAKES Radio hits the airwaves
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
July 18, 2012
Agreement reached in Garfield pumping dispute
A year-long dispute about a decision to pump stormwater out of Garfield into a ditch that flows into area lakes has been resolved, at least for...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Summer temps are returning
Hannah Eklund and Tessa Knoblach had fun making swirls of water with their hair while cooling off in Alexandria's Lake Burgen last weekend....
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Water fight on Winona ramps up
A long-simmering controversy over Lake Winona, a sewage treatment plant and how it impacts Alexandria lakes took a new turn this week. The Minnesota...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Lake Irene added to list of zebra mussel-infested lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has updated its website to show the additional lakes and river sections that were newly designated as waters infested with invasive species. Lake Irene in Douglas County was added to the list of lakes infested with zebra mussels. "The...
June 7, 2012 - 9:20am
May 18, 2012
Minnesota Waters to cease operations
Minnesota Waters will be ceasing operations on May 19. The statewide non-profit organization focused on promoting responsible stewardship of Minnesota's water resources by engaging citizens, local and state policymakers, and other partners in the protection and restoration of lakes...
News / state
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Volunteers needed to monitor health of Minnesota lakes, streams
Do you live near a lake or stream in Minnesota, or visit one regularly? If so, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) needs your help! Join more than 1,500 Minnesotans who track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake or Citizen Stream Monitoring...
March 24, 2012 - 10:56am
March 15, 2012
Private well owners urged to have their water tested
More than 1 million people residing in more than 400,000 households in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water.
March 15, 2012 - 11:03am
March 10, 2012
Candidates sought for for Agriculture Water Quality Certification advisory committee
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking candidates to serve on an advisory committee to help develop the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program. The new program is the result of a January 17 agreement by Governor Mark Dayton and federal officials,...
March 10, 2012 - 10:11am
February 13, 2012
Clean Water Fund investments on track, according to state report
Minnesota agencies that receive Clean Water Fund dollars released their first collaborative report today, indicating the state is on track with its investments so far, though many challenges remain. For example, the report found that: --For every state dollar invested in implementation...
February 13, 2012 - 9:49am
February 2, 2012
Forum will focus on drinking water contaminants
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold an Advisory Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, at MDH's Snelling Office Park (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 2, 2012 - 10:49am
January 3, 2012
MPCA recommends low-salt diet for Minnesota lakes
For years, doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), our waters should follow the same advice. When snow and ice start to accumulate on Minnesota roads, parking lots, and sidewalks, one of the more common reactions...
January 3, 2012 - 11:38am
December 6, 2011
Legislative summit to focus on aquatic invasive species; Douglas County group is co-sponsor
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the Pelican River Watershed District and the Lake Detroiters Association will host the Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Douglas County Coalition of Lake Associations is a co-sponsor. The...
December 6, 2011 - 2:56pm
September 27, 2011
Health of lakes addressed at legislative forum
Community leaders, civic organizations, business leaders and citizens came together on September 23, in Walker, Minnesota at the Northern Lights Convention Center for the fourth annual Healthy Lakes Legislative Forum. The forum was presented by Minnesota Waters in partnership...
September 27, 2011 - 8:21am
August 13, 2011
Competitive state grants available for water quality projects
St. Paul - The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced today that $16.6 million in competitive grants is available for projects that will protect and restore Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. Funding for the competitive grants is provided by...
August 13, 2011 - 5:04pm
August 9, 2011
More than $16 million in grants available for clean water projects
Minnesota Waters, the statewide non-profit dedicated to empowering citizens to protect and improve the lakes and rivers of Minnesota, announces the availability of $16.6 million in competitive grants that will protect and restore Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. Funding...
August 9, 2011 - 3:05pm